Welcome delegates to Japan 1853! As American ships led by Commodore Matthew Perry make their way towards the harbors of Kanagawa, the confidants of the Shogun and other elite members of Japanese society must decide how to react to the seemingly impending naval invasion of Japan. While the country has often turned away its visitors in hopes of maintaining its Sakoku isolation policy, it seems as if the Americans this time around will not simply take no for an answer. As the American forces come knocking on Japan's door, will the committee make concessions to their aggressors, or take a more hardline stance and refuse to cooperate? The committee must manage their newfound relations (or lack thereof) and create a Japan responsive to the ever expanding Western international sphere of influence while also balancing its own domestic issues.